Wednesday, 9th March 2016

Walk: Radcliffe Hall, Black Hall, Cold Coates, Hall Tree Farm and Wall Clough
Start Point: Dog & Partridge, Hesketh Lane, Chipping Grid Reference: SD 618 414
Distance: 4.8 miles Ascent: 440 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: A cold wind with periods of drizzle and at times a watery sun

Fourteen people took part in the walk on a cold damp day.  The fields were a little soggy after the recent rains and the many stiles were quite slippery.  Although the weather was a little inclement views of Longridge Fell, Parlick Pike, Beacon Fell and distant hills could be seen.  Returning via Mill Lane, the group passed the former site of “Little Mill”, where Chairs were once produced. Lunch was taken at The Dog & Partridge.

Captain Pugwash (aka Captain Bligh) gets off to a good start

All togged up against the wind and rain

'It just fell out of my hands your Honour' said Captain Pugwash

Attempts were made to reposition the gate

Which track will the leader take

He is still thinking it over

It was the track to the left and this is the top end of it

Longridge Fell on a drizzly March day

The leader thinks that being a leader is Donkey Work

Hopefully wool is making a come-back - seen at Cold Coates

Five Youngsters at Cold Coates

Is this a case of getagate and make a stile

A river crossing - well a riveret then

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